Not sure what to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers? Here’s a huge roundup of Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes to help you turn those leftovers into new dishes.

50-Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes - A recipe round-up of some of the most creative recipe ideas for using up leftover turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce.

Have you ever had Thanksgiving leftover overload? It’s caused by eating too much turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes that you just can’t eat any more of it. Eating the same thing for days can sometimes be difficult, but before you let your leftovers go to waste, think about this…

  • Americans waste 40% of the food we bring home
  • 870 million people don’t have enough food to eat
  • Average American family tosses out 20 lbs. of food each month
  • Wasting food also means we are wasting the resources used to produce it (water, energy, and more)

Shocking isn’t?! So, to help us do better and not waste the food that we’ve been blessed with, how about remaking it into something new! Here are 50 recipes from great bloggers that help us use leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce in some very creative ways.

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes – Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, & Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes – TurkeyThanksgiving-Turkey-Leftover-Recipes

When I have leftover turkey, I usually just make turkey sandwiches, baked meatballs, or pot pie. What are you favorite ways to use up leftover turkey?

Baked by Rachel
Slow Cooker Turkey and Potato Chowder
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Turkey meatballs made with thanksgiving leftovers recipes.
Baked Turkey Meatbalss
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Simply Recipes
Turkey Enchiladas
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Skinny Taste
Baked Turkey Croquettes
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Turkey Chili
Passion for Savings
Crockpot Turkey Chili
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More or Less Cooking
Turkey Noodle Vegetable Soup
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Marly’s This and That
Turkey and Avocado Panini
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Spicy Southern Kitchen
Turkey Tetrazzini
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Pink When
Turkey Pot Pie
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The Skinny Fork
Skinny Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
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The Pioneer Woman
Leftover Turkey and Swiss Panini
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Rock-a-bye Parents
Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole
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Simple Turkey Salad Sandwiches
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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes – Mashed PotatoesThanksgiving-Mashed-Potatoes-Leftover-Recipes

It’s rare that we ever have any leftover mashed potatoes because my family LOVES it. However, on the rare occasion that we do have leftovers, here are some great recipes that I would love to try. There’s even a doughnut recipe!

Kitten with a Whisk
Loaded Potato Bites
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Joy the Baker
Mashed Potato Cheddar and Chive Waffles
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Five Heart Home
Skillet Shepherds Pie
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Food Wanderings
Cheddar Potato Soup
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The Culinary Cellar
Mashed Potato Doughnut Holes
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Half Baked Harvest
Turkey Smashed Avocado and Cranberry Brie Mashed Potato Waffle Melts
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The Kitchn
Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs
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The Kitchn
Norwegian Potato Lefse
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The Art of Doing Stuff
Homemade Gnocchi
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Food Network
Leftover Mashed Potato Pizza
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Easy Life Meal and Party Planning
Papas Rellenas Litle Italy Style
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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes – Cranberry SauceThanksgiving-Cranberry-Leftover-Recipes

Honestly, I’m not a cranberry sauce fan. I think it carried over from when I was younger and had my first taste of a very tart cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. Granted, I should probably give it another shot since my tastes have changed a lot and I’m sure I would have no problem eating any of the recipes below 🙂

Alaska from Scratch
French Toast Stuffed with Cranberry Cream Cheese
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Damn Delicious
Cranberry Sauce Cheesecake Brownies
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Cook the Story
Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
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Wonky Wonderful
Cranberry Smoothie
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Cupcakes and Kale Chips
3-Ingredient Cranberry Balsamic Dressing
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Good Life Eats
Whipped Cranberry Butter
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Lovely Little Kitchen
Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies with Almond Glaze
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Just a Taste
Leftover Cranberry Sauce Apple Crisp
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Recipe Runner
Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza
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Will Cook For Smiles
Turkey Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese
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Thanksgiving Leftovers – StuffingThanksgiving Stuffing Leftover Recipes

Stuffing is another item that we rarely have leftover in our house. Although, I would totally make extra stuffing just to make sure I could make some of these recipes. I especially want to make the turkey and dumpling soup….yummy!

Rachel Ray
Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms
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Katie’s Cucina
Turkey Stuffing Dumpling Soup
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MJ and Hungry Man
Roasted Butternut Squash with Turkey Stuffing
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Leftover Stuffing Quiche
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Food Network
Second Day Fried Stuffing Bites with Cranberry Sauce
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Betty Crocker
Southwestern Egg Bake
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Betty Crocker
Slow Cooker Turkey and Dressing Sandwiches
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Spend with Pennies
Tukey Stuffing Rolls
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Food Network
Stuffing Frittata
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Pocket Change Gourmet
Mashed Potato Stuffing Patties
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    Hope this round-up of recipes helps to combat leftover overload and prevents any leftover waste.

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    1. G’day and what a post Erlene! Lots of time and Thanksgiving energy!
      Thank you for including a recipe via What’s On the List too! GREATLY appreciate! Pinned, sharing all around today!
      Cheers! Joanne

    2. This is a fantastic collection and inspiration for all our Thanksgiving leftovers. There are so many recipes I can make. Thanks so much for putting this together and for including my cranberry filled muffins.


    3. Oh my goodness! Just look at all these. I can’t wait to have some leftovers so I can dig in and try!